A social media idiot

With my first seven books, I did little promotion. I  had a website and visited a few blogs. Because this three-book series from FaithWords is so exciting, I’ve decided to leap into social media–not struggling and fighting but a little apprehensive.

My first experience with facebook was intimidating.  I  wanted to look at a map only available on facebook so had to sign up.  Within a day, I had a lot of people who wanted to be my friend–all of whom I liked, all of whom were my friends in the real world–but I was overwhelmed and left facebook because I didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feeling by rejecting them.  My husband had a similar experience.  When he started to hear more about a friend’s pregnancy than he wanted to know, he, too, left. When my beloved (and I really do mean this) sister-in-law visited, she told me she spent only a few seconds every day on facebook–and yet she sat at the dining room table with her laptop for hours reading and writing messages.

So–here’s my question–actually,questions. What do you think about facebook? How much time do you spend there? Are you likely to read a book if an author leaves a message? I’d really appreciate your answers. Thanks!

6 thoughts on “A social media idiot

  1. i THINK YOU’RE VERY BRAVE, jANE TO USE FACE BOOK. i’VE HEARD SO MANY PEOPLE SAY HOW IT’S A GREAT TIME USER AND i ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH OF THOSE SO i HAVEN’T TRIED FACE BOOK.

    1. Jan, I’ve discovered it doesn’t take nearly as much time as I feared. I did fight for months but it really is okay.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Jane

  2. hi jane, regarding fb, i try not to be on there very much. its a time suck. i usually view it on my iphone while waiting somewhere ie: doctors office or in carpool line. I post occasionally if i have something worth saying, usually regarding my writing. i don’t like to put too much personal stuff out there. i don’t tweet either. i’d rather spend my computer time writing books.
    i love the covers of your butternut series. very pretty.

  3. Thanks for the suggestions. Now that I’m on facebook, I find it doesn’t take nearly the amount of time I’d feared.

    I love the covers, too! Glad you stopped by.

    Jane

  4. Hi Jane,

    I’m on facebook, too, but don’t use it much. that’s the reason i’ve never seen an author leave a message, so i can’t help with your second question. Like you, i’m also skittish about hurting feelings by rejecting friend requests. Also, I find that when i do log in to facebook, it’s like trying to read a newspaper – i want to read everything! that takes more time than i want to spend, so i end up logging on very seldom. Maybe i’m not disciplined enough to make facebook part of my life.

    glenn

    1. Hey, Glenn! So good to see you. I’ve learned to read a page or two–that’s all. Otherwise I could spend to much time there–but some great jokes and posters are there so that’s fun.

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